Page 1551 of 1560 FirstFirst ... 551105114511501154115491550155115521553 ... LastLast
Results 15,501 to 15,510 of 15593

Thread: Large Format Landscapes

  1. #15501

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Holland
    Posts
    353

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Ruttenberg View Post
    Another Grand Canyon Toroweep Sunrise. The sky is just not cooperating (it's actually pissing me off). I have two versions of this image, decidedly both are giving me fits, but I thought I would post this one. I am gonna redo using a different scan method with the Howtek. One thing for sure is I need a center filter for the 75mm and 90mm. The vignetting is horrendous and is ruining the skies at sunrise and sunset.

    Grand Canyon North Toroweep Sunrise. 75mm Nikkor f/4.5@f/32, Portra 160. Manual dodging with dark slide
    Still a great effort. I'm sure it can be salvaged. But it is annoying to have to spend time on it when you can easily avoid it in the field.
    A puny body weakens the soul.
    Paul Cezanne

  2. #15502
    Corran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North GA Mountains
    Posts
    8,044

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Steven, the "vignetting" to me looks like natural sky vignette away from the sun, because it's off-center. Unless you were using a significant amount of sideways shift? Considering the detail in the shadows on the lower left/right, I see no reason to use a CF myself - it would just cause more overloaded highlights in the top area.
    Bryan | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Portfolio
    All comments and thoughtful critique welcome

  3. #15503
    Alan Klein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    New Jersey was NYC
    Posts
    1,068

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Steven. I agree the vignetting is too much especially in the upper left and upper right corners.

  4. #15504
    Alan Klein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    New Jersey was NYC
    Posts
    1,068

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I just noticed you said you used "manual dodging". What did you do?

  5. #15505
    Corran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North GA Mountains
    Posts
    8,044

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Probably what I've talked about doing for years, using a darkslide to "dodge" the exposure just like you would in the darkroom, by waving it in front of the lens for a portion of the exposure time instead of using a GND. Of course this can sometimes be unpredictable, and certainly decreases the exposure in areas that would already be underexposed from fall-off, if you're worried about such things.
    Bryan | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Portfolio
    All comments and thoughtful critique welcome

  6. #15506
    Steven Ruttenberg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    2,539

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The vignetting is natural, I used no shift on this shot that I remember. It isn't really the vignetting that bothers me as it is to be expected with the a giant ball of hot gas coming up over the horizon. I made a mental not of the sky at the time of the shot, which I noted was purplish. Its the color of the sky that is annoying me. I believe it is correct, but it bugs me.

    Yes, I took a dark slide, figured out where I needed to place it to dodge the rising sun. I turned it so the corner was pointing straight down to avoid too "dark" of vignetting in the corners that a typical grad nd would give for a shot like this. I think it worked okay as i didn't entirely blow out the sun.

    As for a cf, the only reason I mention it is there is always a much brighter spot dead center of the frame with sweeping landscapes, and bright skies and ground is in shadows. I can usually fix that though. I also only get the major vignetting at sunrise and sunset.

  7. #15507

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    217

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I wonder what your exposure setting was and if there was a reason not to use a GND in that situation?

  8. #15508
    Steven Ruttenberg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    2,539

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Based on shadows it was something like a minute or so t f/32. Portra160. I assume you are asking why I chose to dodge with a dark slide as opposed to using a grad nc. I chose not to use a grad nd given the strong sunlight coming up on the horizon, uneven terrain and the strong vignetting that the 75mm Nikkor has even at f/32.
    Last edited by Steven Ruttenberg; 20-Mar-2021 at 09:32. Reason: correct typo, was not fuji, but portra

  9. #15509
    Corran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North GA Mountains
    Posts
    8,044

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I thought you said Portra on the original post?
    Bryan | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Portfolio
    All comments and thoughtful critique welcome

  10. #15510
    Steven Ruttenberg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    2,539

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Yeah it is portra. I was working on another image shot on fuji and typed in the wrong thing

Similar Threads

  1. Vintage Large format lens resolution & contrast
    By go8x10again@yahoo.com in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 23-Jun-2014, 19:24
  2. Large Format Photographers to benefit cancer event
    By Steve Sherman in forum Announcements
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 8-Nov-2007, 08:50
  3. Large format lens
    By Ho Pei Jiun in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6-Jan-2005, 08:44
  4. large format article discussion
    By john g in forum On Photography
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2001, 13:30
  5. Diffraction and Lens Flare
    By Paul Mongillo in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-Mar-2000, 13:57

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •